Mississippi Palisades State Park: A popular spot for those that love the great outdoors, visiting Mississippi Palisades State Park.
Shawnee National Forest: Another great outdoor spot in Illinois is Shawnee National Forest.
Rockford: Perched in the north of Illinois, the city of Rockford is a great stopping point.
Starved Rock State Park: Maybe mostly popular for its gorgeous waterfalls, visiting Starved Rock State Park.
Chicago: We all know about the windy city, right.
Alton: Alton is another wonderful place to stop as part of a road trip to visit some of the best things to do in Illinois.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site: The 2,200-acre Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is one paradise for history buffs.
Springfield: Illinois state’s capital is the lovely city of Springfield and a spot that’s easy to visit on a road trip.
Great River Road: Great River Road follows the Mississippi River’s flow which is over 550 miles along the state’s Western edge.
Elmhurst: Technically part of Chicago, Elmhurst is the wider city’s western suburb.